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The Open ODS View Editor always contains the General tab. Depending on the semantics of the Open ODS view, it can also contain the relevant semantic tabs; Facts, Master Data and/or Texts.

Tab: General

In the General tab, you see the name and description of the Open ODS view, together with information about the semantics of the Open ODS view.

Tabs: Facts, Master Data, Texts

The Facts, Master Data and Texts tabs represent the central area for Open ODS view maintenance. Open ODS views for master data can have two types of semantics. In this case, the editor contains both the Master Data tab and the Texts tab.

The tabs are structured as follows:

Tabs screen area Content
Upper screen area Here you see information on the source object. The tooltip can also show further details on the source for certain source types. Certain sources - such as BW DataSource, DataStore object (advanced) and transformation - allow you to navigate to object maintenance.
Left screen area - Source Fields Here you see the structure of the source object including the source fields and their properties.

If you are using a transformation as the source, the InfoSource fields are displayed in the structure of the source object.

Central screen area - View Fields Here you see the structure of the Open ODS view with the view fields organized in field categories. The information displayed on the fields includes the following:
  • The Associated Object column shows which association has been configured for the field.
  • If navigation attributes have been specified for fields, you can expand the list of navigation attributes using the arrow button on the field name.
Right screen area - General Here you see the analytic properties of the view field for the selected source field/view field.

Enlarge the screen areas Source Fields and View Fields by dragging the edges of the areas with the mouse. Double-click one of the screen areas to expand it and hide the other screen area. Double-click again to restore the size of the screen area.

Further Information on the Open ODS View

You can display different types of information for the Open ODS view by using the Eclipse views Properties, History and InfoProvider.

The Eclipse view BW Reporting Preview opens the default query in the query monitor.